Costa Short Story AwardWOTM - June

Latest Fiction

Like what you see?

Like what you see?
A homage to M R James, who had the talent to evoke the uncanny in otherwise ordinary circumstances. And a ...
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Before The Pearly Gates

Before The Pearly Gates
It is as well to have a firm belief of where you are going! (243 words) ...
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A Flag of Convenience

A Flag of Convenience
...and an unpaid bill ...
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Fluency

Fluency
Deja vu. - (Flash fiction, 400 words) ...
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Ralph Monkton Lives!

Ralph Monkton Lives!
This is an almost true story, at least eighty five percent factual! ...
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If I Was A Rabbit

If I Was A Rabbit
My ears twitched, and for a moment I thought I might be a rabbit, but no such luck - it ...
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Markets

Latest Poetry

Food of Love

Food of Love
A meagre diet ...
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The Devil’s Bones

The Devil's Bones
A pecuniary necessity ...
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AND YET…

AND YET...
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Waiting for a Bus

Waiting for a Bus
You wait and wait and are at the end of your tether waiting hours for a bus, then three come ...
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Aurora’s Long Sleep

Aurora's Long Sleep
Sleeping beauty: the truth ...
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100% Cotton

100% Cotton
memories of being slaves while reading the label on a t-shirt ...
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Unforgiven.

Unforgiven.
I am no more than yesterday’s echo, less than a whisper in the shadows of your thoughts. You turn your ...
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I Am, Therefore I Think

I Am, Therefore I Think
A pause for thought as time moves on ...
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The Anthem of Decay – Prologue

The Anthem of Decay - Prologue
The worship of graves ...

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Non-Ficiton

Conversations on Father's Day

Conversations on Father’s Day

I should tell you, he was a forceful man. Perhaps he had to be. Beware the wrath of Father, eh? ...
Dance of the Giants (a wedding toast)

Dance of the Giants (a wedding toast)

Actually gave a version of this best man's toast at my best friend's wedding ...
My Daughter’s Dog

My Daughter’s Dog

A young girl's best friend ...
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Coyotes Again

Coyotes Again

The local predators are getting bold ...
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Death Announced Her Arrival

Death Announced Her Arrival

This one was written for a friend, an old lady, who called me late one ...
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Mordechai in Slogger, October, 1974

Mordechai in Slogger, October, 1974

    Mordechai in Slogger, 1974 rooting through books in a box outside ‘Barney’s Remainders’ ...
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From the UKArchives

Not all Wounds Bleed

Not all Wounds Bleed

In Victorian times we locked them in, today we lock them out Sitting in the street a plastic coffee cup ...
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Let Me Take Your Hand

Let Me Take Your Hand

When my daughter was married, she asked me to read some of my work at the ceremony. This was what ...
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Power of prayer

Power of prayer

No, I am not a doctor, A mere writer. I wonder if I can put the world at ease With ...
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